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North Adams Happenings: March 15-21
12:18PM / Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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North Adams Happenings:
March 15 - 21
Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events
 
 

Opportunities

March 31
DownStreet Art Call for Submissions
for more information

Now celebrating its tenth season, Downstreet Art will bring 10 public, projects to downtown North Adams in 2017. To realize this ambitious goal we’ve developed three dynamic, paid opportunities for artists and designers to develop their work in an art-friendly community.

Visual are invited to submit concepts for a mural, to be realized in collaboration with North Adams community members. DownStreet Art also welcomes designs for two “parklets,” pop-up parks that will occupy a downtown parking space. Artists of all disciplines are invited to activate these parklets space with performances, installations, and other programs throughout the DownStreet Art season. Application deadline is 11:59pm on March 31, 2017
 
 

Save the Date

April 7
Damn Tall Buildings and
the Ladies of Upstate Rubdown
Houghton Mansion 172 Church St
wearecommonfolk@gmail.com
7 pm - 11 pm
$12 advance, $15 day of
for more information

Get ready to have a damn good time. When some of us stumbled upon the charming folks from Damn Tall Buildings at MASS MoCA's Freshgrass Festival last fall there was no doubt in our minds that North Adams needed another taste of their self proclaimed "guerrilla roots" tunes. Take a listen. We’ll also be getting back the rising star that is Upstate Rubdown! This time around, they’ll be performing a stripped down version of their all-things-American sound, bringing only the three lead singers. Check them out here. You won’t want to miss this one, folks!
 
 

Wednesday March 15

Preschool Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free!
for more information

Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.
North Adams Chamber Event
71 Hospital Ave.
(888) 657-7432
5 pm - 7 pm
Free!
for more information

1Berkshire in partnership with the North Adams Chamber will present a chamber event at the former North Adams Regional Hospital at 71 Hospital Ave., in the lobby. There will be casual networking, refreshments, door prizes and a special announcement about the 2017 Fall Foliage Parade. Register here.
 
 

Thursday March 16

After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
4 - 5 pm
Free!
call for more information

After-School Program Now Through the End of the School Year! Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm & Thursdays 4-5pm at the UNO Community Center at 157 River St. North Adams. Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities. FREE. For more information contact Geoffrey Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588 Ext. 22.
Knitting Night
Makers’ Mill, 73 Main St.
413-749-2073, or info@northadamsmakersmill.org
7 pm - 9 pm
for more information
 
Join us for our every-other-weekly evening of knitting, open to all community members. So bring a friend or make a new one. Need supplies or tools? We’ll have discounted yarn for sale ($5 yarn, $3 crochet) and a grab box of free stuff, needles and hooks for check out, and loads of great reference books. This evening event will be led by local knitter, Michelle Marrocco, who will be available to answer questions and troubleshoot problems. So bring an in-progress project or start up something new!
 
 

Friday March 17

St. Patrick's Day Bash
The Greylock Club, State Rd
(413) 664-9020, greylockcc11@gmail.com
7 pm - 1 am
Free!
for more information

Come on out and get Irish with us! Dj Jared Jolin
 
The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass Moca Way
(413) 662-2111, info@massmoca.org
8 pm - 10 pm
$16, $10 students
for more information

The five Massachusetts singer-songwriters of The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow — Greg Smith, David Tanklefsky, Billy Keane, Chris Merenda, and Tory Hanna — ring in St. Patrick's Day weekend with a celebration of brotherhood, spirits, and foot-stomping folk-rock. Join us and them, and raise a glass.
What to expect: This event will be “up in the club” with cabaret-style seating. Preferred ticket seats are located by the venue stage. Our café will deliver your dinner, and the bar is always well-stocked with Bright Ideas Brewing and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Be ready to make new friends — our tables seat five, and, if your party is smaller, you might find others at your table. Cheers to live events up in the club!
 
 

Saturday March 18

Members' Opening Reception
MASS MoCA, 1040 Mass Moca Way
(413) 662-2111, info@massmoca.org
5:30 pm - 7 pm
$10, Free for members
for more information

Join us for a celebration in the galleries with an Opening Reception to welcome the art of Elizabeth King, Tanja Hollander, Steffani Jemison, and Chris Domenick to MASS MoCA.
RSVP to 413.664.4481 x8112 or members@massmoca.org.
 
Live out Loud Fundraiser
Total Eclipse of the Art
American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr
6 pm - 8 pm
$35
for more information

Live Out Loud is Berkshire County’s annual community conference to strengthen our understanding and advocacy of the LGBTQIA+ population. It is here to help with education for the LGBTQIA+ community of the Berkshires and is a FREE day long conference where food is provided. This fundraiser is to help cover these expenses so that it can continue to be a free event for all who attend. It is also to help ensure we can keep this conference on an annual basis. $35 includes your 2 hours of fun painting instruction, all supplies needed to create your acrylic painting on stretched canvas and a donation to LIVE OUT LOUD.
 

Sunday March 19

108 Sun Salutations
North Adams Yoga, 26 Holden Street
(413) 662-9073, contact@northadamsyoga.com
1 pm - 4 pm
for more information

If you like Flow Yoga, Hot Yoga, or challenging yourself: ​YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS. Spring begins Monday so we join in the last hours of winter to awaken and stretch our hearts wide open--while listening to Beyonce and Krishna Das. There are 108 sacred energy points in your body and 108 channels of energy connecting to your heart. The number also boasts several ways of being a divine number mathematically. 108 only sounds like a lot. You are more powerful than you know. ​The session is completely guided and repetitive so even those who are starting a flow practice can keep up. It is an empowering program for body, mind, and heart.
 
 

Monday March 20

Dad and Me Playtime and Pizza!
Haskins Center Gym at The Family Center,  210 State St.
413-664-4821
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
call for more information

Dads and kids will have fun. Enjoy a slice of pizza and come try out “indoor ice fishing” and “snowball” toss! Drop in and join us!
 
Four Great Religions of the World
All Saints Berkshires Episcopal Church, 59 Summer St.
(413) 664-9656
7 pm
call for more information

All Saints Berkshires Episcopal Church, 59 Summer St., will host a series of adult education classes on the worldviews, central teachings, and key practices of four great religions of the world on Mondays nights in March, with Hinduism on March 6; Buddhism on March 13; Judaism on March 20; and Islam on March 27. The sessions will be led by Joseph Molleur, professor emeritus of religion, Cornell College, Iowa.
 
Figure Drawing Collective
Makers' Mill 73 Main Street
(413) 749-2073
7 pm – 9 pm
$5/members, $10/drop-in
for more information
 
Be part of a new figure drawing collective starting up at Makers’ Mill. Sessions will run every Monday and will focus on long poses, and include a warm up consisting of several short poses. We’ll be bringing in local models and a local, figure drawing instructor who will drop-in as available. Get in at the ground level to shape the direction this collective takes. Bring your own lap board, paper, pencils, and creative energy!
 
 

Tuesday March 14

Toddler Storytime
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St
(413) 662-3133
10:30 am
Free!
for more information

Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.
 
Unlock the Mystery of Kimchi
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 28
5 pm - 6 pm
Free!
call for more information

Fermented Foods Workshop at the UNO Community Center. No need to bring anything. All ingredients, kitchen supplies, and mason jars will be provided. Leave with your own jar. Participants will learn the origin, culture, and health benefits of Kimchi, why Koreans say 'Kimchi' instead of 'cheese' when they get their picture taken, and why on average Koreans consume 40 pounds of this country's favorite condiment in a year. Space and materials are limited. If interested, please RSVP to Bret Beattie at (413) 663-7588, ext. 28 for more information.
After-School Program
UNO Community Center, 157 River St.
(413) 663-7588 Ext. 22
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free!
call for more information
 
After-School Program Now Through the End of the School Year! Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm & Thursdays 4-5pm at the UNO Community Center at 157 River St. North Adams. Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities. FREE. For more information contact Geoffrey Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588 Ext. 22.
Chorus Concert
Drury Performing Arts Center, 1130 Church St
7 pm
Free!

The Drury Performing Arts Center will host a chorus concert. Under the direction of Aldonna Girouard, the chorus will perform a set of songs including "Radioactive" and "Landslide. "Additionally, soloists will perform a number of songs from popular artists. The production utilizes the “Drury After Dark” stage layout that gives the audience an intimate experience. The audience is seated on-stage with the performers and professional lighting, audio and projections are all designed by Drury production students.
 

From Our Neighbors

Wednesday 3/16

Williams College Museum of Art Season Celebration
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown MA 01267
5 pm
for more information

Come celebrate our spring exhibitions with us! Lex and Love, Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography, and Accession Number.
 

Thursday 3/16
 
$10 Night Owl Lift Ticket
Bousquet, 101 Dan Fox Dr, Pittsfield
(413) 442-8316, or info@bousquets.com
3 pm - 9 pm
$10
for more information

The $10 Night Own Lift ticket is back! Ski or Snowboard all night from 3pm-9pm for only $10! Every Thursday Night! Live music from the Malibu Brothers will also be in the lodge from 6:30pm-9:30pm
 

Saturday 3/18

Performance: Duo Yumeno
The Clark, 225 South St, Williamstown
(413) 458-2303, pr@clarkart.edu
3 pm - 4 pm
Free!
for more information

Duo Yumeno, composed of New York-based koto/shamisen player and singer Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki, presents a special, site-specific program in the lower level of the Tadao Ando-designed Clark Center. The musicians, who specialize in music from Asia, perform at the entrance to the galleries housing the exhibition Japanese Impressions. They will forge a connection between their music and the art in the exhibition with the aim of creating a singular sound—inspired by tradition but with a contemporary sensibility. Duo Yumeno’s repertoire includes a dynamic range of compositions, all of which explore the dialogue between classical Japanese and Western music. "Most impressive was how the music told a clear, succinct, and unsentimental story using vocal sounds without texts" (New York Classical Review, September 2016).
This program is sponsored in part by The Japan Foundation, New York.
 

Monday 3/20
 
Permaculture Movie Night at Shire City Sanctuary
Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville St, Pittsfield
(413) 236-9600, shirecitysanctuary@gmail.com
7 pm - 9:30 pm
Free!
for more information

Join us for monthly movie night at Shire City Sanctuary with Berkshire Earth Regenerators. Each month we will view a different movie in an effort to open the discussion around how we can make positive changes in our communities by following the systems of the natural world. Movie starts at 7pm, bring a friend! There will be time after the movie with Berkshire Earth Regenerators for open conversation and questions.
 

Thursday 3/9

Trivia Thursdays
The Log, 78 Spring St, Williamstown
(413) 655-1300
8 pm - 10 pm
Free!
for more information

Come visit us at the Log at 78 Spring Street in Williamstown and join us for some mental escapades as we tickle your trivia knowledge with our set of quizzical questions! The event will occur weekly and is open to the entire community and will feature different guest host each week with five rounds of questions. We look forward to seeing you and your friends at the Log.
 

Friday 3/17
 
Toni Erdmann

Images Cinema, 50 Spring St, Williamstown
comments@imagescinema.org
4:30 pm
for more information

Limited four-day engagement! Nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes Film Festival, German director Maren Ade's film is a particularly uncomfortable comedy about the awkwardness of family. See it before the American remake hits.
Director: Maren Ade
Starring: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek
 
 

Sunday 3/19
 
Spring Equinox Clearing & Crafting
Rogue Yoga, 10 Lyman Street, Pittsfield
info@rogueyogaco.com
1 pm - 4 pm
Free!
for more information

As we meet Spring Equinox the heart opens up like a flower and we receive the gentle nudges of light and warmth. The long heavy winter is over and we can open our sepals toward the sun, opening up and receiving nourishment from the earth, the bright inviting sun, the gentle moisture of spring rain and the warm breath of the wind. Join me for an afternoon of good company, crafting and chakra clearing. The Spring Equinox is always a time of hope and optimism, of renewed confidence that life will go on with good times to come, but this year is especially energizing because Aries is all about new beginnings and a new sense of identity. With the Aries New Moon it’s said we should experience an awakened sense of ourselves. And if that weren’t enough, a reduction in the Earth’s magnetic field makes it easier to release old patterns and awaken new ones — clearly this is the day to think about your higher purpose, and the year to become our own heroes and explorers! We will plant seeds of dreams & desires in an afternoon of creativity and celebration. To welcome the light, the new life & new beginnings. A time of renewal. I look forward to welcoming you! ALL are welcome (men and women and children!)
**There will be a variety of crafts available, I will post pictures soon. The event itself is free but each craft made is $5 (to cover supplies)
 

Tuesday 3/21
 
Jazz Night at The Log
The Log, 78 Spring St, Williamstown
(413) 655-1300
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free!
for more information

Feel the music with us as Jazz at Williams joins us for their weekly jam session here at the Log. Settle in, sit back and take in some amazing music by some incredibly talented students.
 

 

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